potential newbie with questions (please be gentle)
jerry.bolt at gmail.com
Tue Jul 13 23:40:25 UTC 2010
Thanks for the quick response, your answers were very helpful.
Another question... With having Linux and Windows side by side can/do they
share and/or access the same files such as pictures, music, video?
On Tue, Jul 13, 2010 at 7:12 PM, Jordon Bedwell <jordon at envygeeks.com>wrote:
> On 7/13/2010 6:08 PM, Jerry Bolt wrote:
> > Hello,
> > I am interested in learning more about the Linux/Ubuntu operating system.
> > like what I have read and studied up to this point but before I take the
> > plunge I have a couple questions.
> > 1. I have read you can install a Linux OS and still keep the existing
> > Windows OS, in my case I have Windows XP. Please explain how this is
> > I think I understand but want to be sure.
> The installer for Ubuntu will take care of this for you, pretty easy to
> see from the installer how to do it. It's not like it was a few years
> ago when you had to fight to keep Linux and Windows side by side. You
> can even use the Windows bootloader to boot to Grub for Ubuntu leaving
> Windows intact as is pretty much, though this requires a bit more work
> than just using Grub.
> > 2. If, for some reason, a Linux OS is not to my liking can and how do I
> > uninstall it?
> > Thanks,
> > JB
> Login to Windows, destroy the partition, then use your Windows disk to
> repair the MBR (if you chose to use Grub). You can see "Repair Windows"
> at the bottom of the start screen for Windows. You should be able to
> use Windows 7 or Windows Vista disks to make this far easier even if you
> run Windows XP.
> Jordon Bedwell
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